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By Paul Goldfinger. © July 2013

Blogfinger swimsuit edition.   By Paul Goldfinger. © July 2013.  click left to see the jelly fish.

By Paul Goldfinger 2013. ©

By Paul Goldfinger 2013. ©   Reposted from 2014 in Ocean Grove, NJ  Blogfinger.net

FRANK SINATRA

 

 

 

 

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Sea Girt team ready to go     All photos by the Blogfinger sports and swimsuit photo team

Sea Girt team ready to go.  All photos by the Blogfinger sports and swimsuit photo team. By the way, the young woman to the left won her event. (see the nj.com link below)     Left click for the large version.

By Paul Goldfinger, editor  @Blogfinger

Every year, the Ocean Grove Lifeguards participate in a series of competitions which lead up to the possibility of making the Nationals.  Ocean Grove sponsored this tournament, led by their new chief lifeguard jamie Doyle. There were 5 events testing lifeguard skills.  It was a lovely evening, but the surf was rough, upsetting many of the boats and dragging swimmers to the north.  11 teams participated in the event.

In the end, the winner today was Long Branch with 33 points. Second was Spring Lake with 30.  Belmar was third with 29 points.  Ocean Grove tied for fifth with 26 points.

As for the photographers at the event, most of them were shooting with long lenses out to 500 mm.  I am not a sports or nature photographer, so I was there with my 75 mm lens.  But it was a terrific photo op, and I focused on the athletes on shore or coming back to shore.   I guess we can call this the Blogfinger 1st annual swimsuit edition.

Here is a link to an excellent article about the tournament from NJ,com:    NJ.com lifeguard article

Thanks to Dave Shotwell, Sr. for providing us with the  final tallies.  To view the images, just click on one and follow the arrows.  Use the little X at the upper left to go back to BF.

THE NIGHTHAWKS

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